SFBC Biker Bulletin
July 24, 2005
"The route (Bay in a Day) goes through all the counties the Bay Area Coalition represents, and it emphasizes the fact that bicycles aren't toys--you can truly communte on them. They can be a real part of the solution to regional transportation problems."
TOUR DE FAT HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY
Join the SFBC on Saturday, July 30th for a fun summer event with bands, beer and BIKES! New Belgium Brewery, maker of Fat Tire Ale, will be coming to SF with a ballyhoo of bike fun. Cruiser bike parade, music, cycling games, food and a portfolio of beer!
Proceeds from beer sales benefit the SFBC and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council! Come, support your bike coalition and enjoy a sunny day in Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow. Entry is completely free!
**Show your SFBC love. Wear your SFBC t-shirt, get spotted and win a prize! Prizes given out one an hour from noon to 5pm.
**Buy a beer and qualify to win the Tour de Fat cruiserVolunteers are still needed to make this event grand! Afternoon timeslots available for a variety of tasks from SFBC tabling to Valet Bike Parking & Clean up. Sign up today! Contact email@example.com.
JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT TO TALK TRANSPORTATION
We're hosting a meet-and-greet reception tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 26th, with Bill Lieberman, the Municipal Transportation Agency's new Director of Planning. Mr. Lieberman oversees planning for all modes, including bicycling, walking, and transit. Co-hosted by Transportation for a Livable City (TLC), Walk SF, and Rescue Muni, the reception will be between 5:30pm and 7pm at our office, 995 Market St., Ste. 1550, at the corner of Market St. (Do bring bikes up to the office.)
TUBE TIMES FOLDING PARTY-THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Join SFBC members and guests at the bi-monthly Tube Times Folding Party. Give us a hand to get the anticipated Tube Times out the door. All happening at the SFBC office (995 Market Street @ 6th) from 5-9pm. You bring your energy and we'll supply dinner and tasty treats. New members highly encouraged to participated. If you have questions, contact Jodie@sfbike.org. And don't forget to bring your bike up!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FUN FAMILY MISSION EVENT
This Saturday, July 30th, the SFBC will be part of a fun family event in the Mission District focusing on healthy living - including promoting physical activity and nutrition. Organized by PODER (People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights), this health rodeo is a great way to reach community members with our message of promoting bicycling for healthier, safer communities. Because this is the same day as another event we're holding (see Tour de Fat description above), we are counting on some of our fantastic members to step up and help out by volunteering for a few hours. With your help, we'll be able to distribute free bike lights, share bike safety information, and run a bike rodeo for kids. We also need volunteer mechanics to help do basic tune-ups on bikes. It's all happening this Saturday, July 30th from 11am-3pm at Niños Unidos Park (23rd & Folsom St.). Can you help out? If so, please contact Leah at 431-2453, x-306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GG PARK CONCOURSE CIRCULATION--MONDAY, TELL THE SUPES YOU WANT A REAL OASIS
Next Monday August 1st the Board of Supervisors' City Operations and Neighborhood Services (CONS) committee will be taking up the circulation plan for the soon-to-be-reopened Golden Gate Park Music Concourse. The current plans lead us to believe that the Pedestrian Oasis we were promised will not been achieved.
The SFBC recognizes that our best hope now is for a compromise that at least stops cross-Concourse cut-through traffic. The SFBC and allied groups are asking for physical barriers at the north (JFK & Tea Garden Drive) to enforce the "cul de sac" concept. We'd also like to see the Concourse closed to motor vehicles altogether during the hours that the museums are not open (from 5 pm to 9 am).
Please contact CONS committee members Jake McGoldrick, Bevan Dufty, and Fiona Ma and let them know you want a true oasis in the Music Concourse, and come out for the CONS meeting on Monday at 1:00 pm (City Hall Room 263) if you can. See our handy web page to find your supervisor's contact info:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MEET CYCLISTS IN THE STREET: NEXT TUESDAY IN THE PANHANDLE
The SFBC is hitting the street to meet and greet cyclists in the next adventure of Streetside Outreach. SFBC Board Member, Deb Janes, will be leading the charge in the Panhandle, on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5-7pm. Pass out flyers about bike projects in that neighborhood, give a way goodies to happy cyclists, and bring the warm fuzzies of Bike to Work Day to the weekday commute. Volunteers needed. Contact Deb Janes at email@example.com
FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-TOUR PARTY
Pre-Tour de Fat-happy hour (who doesn't appreciate drinks before a beer event?) will take place at Bender's Bar on Friday July 29th from 5:30-8pm. SF Bay Guardian is sponsoring this bike frenzy event! Join us for a wacky Bike-costume contest & the chance to win a new bike. Free Valet Bike Parking until 11pm. Come by for a beer after going to Mass! Valet Bike Parking needs your help: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PEDAL TO THE POST OFFICE—TUBE TIMES MAILING THIS WEEK
Have ever wondered how our 5000+ Tube Times gets to the post office? By bike (trailer) of course! Tim Shea and his band of merry haulers, load up the SFBC trailers and pedal to the Hunters Point distribution center. Any interest in giving it a whirl? Volunteers needed this Thursday for the Tube Times post office run. Contact Tim Shea at email@example.com if interested.
NEW CALTRAIN SCHEDULE AUGUST 1--MORE TRAINS, MORE SPOTS FOR BIKES
Caltrain's schedule is changing next Monday, August 1, and there's good news for cyclists: they're expanding their Baby Bullet runs by 10 daily trips from the current 12 to 22. The additional Bullets will have bike cars with 32 bike spaces (up from 16 on the current Bullet trains), so that'll be a big help. For more information see Caltrain's website: http://caltrain.org/news_2005_reinvention.html
THIS WEEKEND: SF MARATHON IMPACTS TRAFFIC & TRANSIT ON GG BRIDGE
The SF Marathon hits the streets & GG Bridge this Sunday, July 31st. The runners are expect to beginning crossing the Bridge at about 5:30 am, with the last runner coming off the Bridge by approximately 7:45 am. The public should expect traffic delays near the Bridge until approximately 10:00 am. For full details on the impact, go to www.runsfm.com or call the race information line at (415) 284-9653; www.goldengate.org or call 511.
SEEKING TRAIL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, WESTERN REGION
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit trails & greenways organization, seeks a Trail Development Manager for the Western Regional Office (in San Francisco) to support communities in their trail planning efforts by providing technical assistance, conducting public outreach & training workshops, and building relationships with local agencies, stakeholders, and allied organizations in the recreation, alternative transportation, health and conservation fields. Complete job description & application instructions available on our website: www.railtrails.org (click on Employment at bottom of page).
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